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  1. Governor, prisons chief to review inmate work policy after Arkansas prison escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 18 | NWAonline

    ... That he was even considered [for such work] to me was an egregious failure," said Rep. Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City. Wright said he had been told by people involved in the search that one armed guard was supervising about 35 inmates when Lloyd ...

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  2. Shooting at Arkansas mosque leaves 1 man woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | The Courier

    Police say a bystander was wounded when a man fired shots inside an Arkansas mosque during an argument between two families. The Times-Herald reported Monday that the 43-year-old man was in good condition when he was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, following the shooting Friday night in Forrest City, Arkansas.

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  3. Man at mosque shot; cousin heldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | NWAonline

    A Forrest City man was charged with first-degree battery Monday after police said he shot and injured his cousin in a mosque in the St. Francis County town. Esmail Esmail, 29, was being held in the St. Francis County jail, said detective Jeff Nichols of the Forrest City Police Department.

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  4. Shooting at Forrest City mosque leaves 1 man woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | KAIT-TV

    FORREST CITY, Ark. - Police in Forrest City say a man was wounded in a shooting at a mosque in the east Arkansas city.

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  5. Police concerned about 80-year-old man missing since FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... he was at a McDonalds with a pink building in the background. Investigators determined it was likely in Forrest City where a pinkish lavender building can be seen from the McDonalds. Jackson's wife said he called her cellphone Sunday, but it was on ...

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  6. Arkansas man died nearly 2 weeks after being struck by vehicle, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Arkansas Online

    A Forrest City man died nearly two weeks after a vehicle struck him as he crossed a road earlier this year in Craighead County, Arkansas State Police said in a report released Friday.

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  7. Two arrested on several charges in Forrest CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | KAIT-TV

    FORREST CITY, AR - Two men were arrested on drug and fleeing charges in Forrest City on Wednesday. According to a press release from the Forrest City Police Department, officers tried to stop a silver 2006 Nissan Altima just before 7:30 Wednesday evening.

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  8. What has Zach Scruggs has been up to? Plenty, it turns outRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | Sunherald.com

    Former attorney Zach Scruggs taught GED classes while imprisoned in Forrest City, Ark., without any inkling that his father, former attorney Dickie Scruggs, was doing the same while serving his own federal sentence almost 600 miles away in Kentucky. After he returned home to Oxford in 2014, Dickie Scruggs founded and has been funding Second Chance Mississippi , a nonprofit aimed at helping Mississippians secure GEDs and technical skills that lead to work.

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  9. Man pleads guilty to conspiracy in cartel drug caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | NWAonline

    A man accused of transporting and distributing drugs in Arkansas for a Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Thursday in exchange for the dismissal of several other charges against him. Emanuel "Chi Chi" Ilo, 37, admitted in a plea agreement that Mohammad Martinez, the son of a woman identified by the FBI as a leader of the Gulf Cartel, recruited him to help distribute cocaine when the two were in the federal prison in Forrest City together in 2010.

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  10. Man dies after he runs into patrol carRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | NWAonline

    A Forrest City man who ran into the side of a St. Francis County sheriff's car during a pursuit Friday has died from his injuries, Sheriff Bobby May said. Derrick Long, 37, died Monday at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis.

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  11. Rapert: State Capitol Week in Review 5/29/16Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 28 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... proposal that failed to get legislative approval was a bill to merge Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute in Forrest City with East Arkansas Community College. The bill stalled in committee. Approved was legislation to identify local levee boards and ...

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  12. Forrest City vocational school seeks to avoid consolidationRead the original story

    Wednesday May 25 | KSL-TV

    The board of a vocational school in Forrest City is allowing the institution's leader to approach other Arkansas universities about a potential partnership in order to avoid a forced merger by the state Legislature. The Times-Herald reports that Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute's board of directors made the decision Monday after a failed attempt by some Arkansas lawmakers to force consolidation with East Arkansas Community College last week.

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  13. Chief asserts officer's ticket was paybackRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... he was targeting my officers." Strayhorn, who became a state police trooper in 1992, is assigned to Troop D in Forrest City. As a highway officer, his patrol area includes neighboring Crittenden County. Jericho, a town of about 114 residents, is ...

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  14. Man sought in shooting death of horse in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | Arkansas Online

    Forrest City police are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding the location of a man accused of fatally shooting a horse.

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  15. Brandon MitchellRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    According to a post on the Forrest City Police Department's Facebook page, detectives found probable cause to issue an active warrant for Brandon Mitchell. Chief Deon Lee thanked all who helped in the case in the post and expressed his intention to bring the suspect to justice.

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  16. 1 'no' vote kills St. Francis County jail proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Arkansas Online

    FORREST CITY - St. Francis County Quorum Court has voted against a motion that called for a special election to approve a 1-cent tax to cover the cost of a new jail facility.

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  17. Copy-Lone 'no' vote kills St. Francis County jail proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    FORREST CITY, Ark. - St. Francis County Quorum Court has voted against a motion that called for a special election to approve a one-cent tax to cover the cost of a new jail facility.

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  18. Baylark leads the pack in heptathlon standingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... day one are Haley Hood (2,263) and Jadyn Lewis (2,156), both of Bryant, Pocahontas' Natalie Toney (2,089), Forrest City's Destiny Summers (2,047), Camden Fairview's Kamoni Manago, Ashdown's ShaCoya Poole (2,046) and Vilonia's Allie Skouras (2,018). ...

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  19. Crimestoppers: Warrants issued for suspected thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... the smartphones from the rack, separating them from the anti-theft devices. Police believe they may be in the Forrest City area. If you can help police track down Brandon or Hughey Brooks, it's worth money. Call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP with your ...

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  20. Pausing schools' distressed labels on session's listRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... would merge Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute into East Arkansas Community College, both of which are in Forrest City. The legislation on school labeling and grading is intended to "pause" or put a hold on categorizing schools as "academically ...

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